Hang on Piglet! Just hang on.
This morning I enjoyed a Sesame Mylkshake before heading off to the gym. In the rain. On my bike. Devotion or Stupidity? You be the judge.
2 cups water
1 T tahini
1 T ground pumpkin/flaxseed blend
After achieving Wrung-out Dishrag Status once again, I ate an orange, got all warmed up in the sauna and headed back home. Lunch was this My-Eyes-Are-Clearly-Bigger-Than-My-Stomach fiber festival of lentil soup plus a huge salad topped with aduki bean burgers:
Shocking to think I would ever be hungry again after that bean-y lunch, but alas, come dinnertime, it was time to feed again. Plus, I promised new dishes right? Well, sometimes new dishes rock and sometimes they suck....
Tonight I attempted something called "Chickpea and Eggplant Kibbeh" from Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson. I assumed Kibbeh would be like Kubbeh, a delicious appetizer made of ground lamb and a crunchy bulgur shell. First I had to overcome the fact that I had no idea what "bulgur" is in Hebrew and accidentally left the house without consulting a dictionary. Many thanks go to Andrea who answered my distress call, consulted her dictionary, and provided me with the completely unpronouncable בורגול
Nevermind, I got the bulgur in the end without having to make a greater fool of myself than I do on any normal day. I soaked it in boiling water, mixed it with chopped chickpeas and spices and it looked like this:
Then I sauteed onions, eggplant, pinenuts and lemon juice:
Then I layered first the bulgur-chickpea mixture as botton crust, the eggplant mixture as filling and the remaining bulgur-chickpea as top crust:
So, it looks nice but truthfully, it is completely boring. Not to mention the enormous amount of unappetizing leftovers, sigh.
At least the wine was good.
P.S. I made homemade Tapioca Pudding for my family's dessert tonight. If there is any food less vegan than tapioca pudding, I have not come across it yet. Now, I'm obsessed with veganizing it. Stay tuned...